Matchbot strikes out again

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Another case where matchbot proposes a merge confusing a married name with a LNAB

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:MergePerson&user1_name=Lewis-2476&user2_name=Marshall-128&action=compare
in WikiTree Tech by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (757k points)
edited by Abby Glann
Not at all uncommon for matchbot.   :-(    That's why the MPs will always have a project to work.

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I believe, if I am not mistaken, that Matchbot looks at all the names that could be last names (LNAB, Current Last Name, etc) to see if there is a match.

In the example above, the first profile and second profile both have Lewis as their Current Name even though one is a maiden name and one is a married name - technically they are a match. A human would know by looking that it is two different things but the computer doesn't. That is why we have a team that tries to go through the MatchBot proposed merges to eliminate the ones that are obvious non-matches.

But MatchBot does propose valid matches. Yesterday, for example, it pointed out a match where I ended up creating another six merge requests for her family members. 

Hopefully you can weigh the good with the bad for now and the MatchBot Team will work to get things tweaked in the match criteria.

Susan - MatchBot MP

by Susan McNamee G2G6 Mach 4 (43.1k points)
selected by Cynthia Larson
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Today (Weds 28th Feb) I received a note that MatchBot had proposed a match:

Jane (Birchall) Avery, born 1790 in England
Jane (Avery) Kinman, born 1790 in Georgia, USA

Well, they were both called Jane, I suppose... *exasperated sigh*

I thought the parameters had been tweaked so that MatchBot no longer proposed matches between people from different continents?
by Anonymous Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
'Fraid not. I still see them all the time.

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